hail: 意味と定義




  • Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter.
  • Something that falls with the force and quantity of a shower of ice and hard snow: a hail of pebbles; a hail of criticism.
  • To precipitate in pellets of ice and hard snow.
  • To fall like hailstones: Condemnations hailed down on them.
  • To pour (something) down or forth: They hailed insults at me.
  • To salute or greet.
  • To greet or acclaim enthusiastically: The crowds hailed the boxing champion.
  • To call out or yell in order to catch the attention of: hail a cabdriver.
  • To signal or call to a passing ship as a greeting or identification.
  • The act of greeting or acclaiming.
  • A shout made to catch someone's attention or to greet.
  • Hailing distance: told me to stay within hail.
  • Used to express a greeting or tribute.
  • hail from To come or originate from: She hails from Texas.